Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

When artists leave us too soon we are reminded of their greatness in the items they left behind.  Musicians have libraries of unreleased tracks or compositions, photographers leave behind negatives, contact sheets and undeveloped film, painters have hidden canvases or incomplete work and writers leave behind their words—ideas that weren’t fully developed, concepts that never came to … Continue reading Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

“So Be It, See To It.”

Yesterday’s post on Radio Imagination at the Armory Center for the Arts focused on one artist’s creative interpretation of Octavia Butler’s famous novels, Kindred.  The show also featured digital snapshots of Butler’s papers currently cataloged at the Huntington Library in Pasadena.  Manuscripts, character sketches, childhood stories, and journal entries all provide us with an expositive look into Butler’s creative process including … Continue reading “So Be It, See To It.”